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July 31, 2009
Lawrence R. Needy, 67, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, July 26, 2009, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.
NEWS
December 6, 2008
Sunday Women's Basketball Clark at HCC, 2 Boys Basketball Mercersburg Academy at University of Penn JV, 1 Calvert Hall at St. Maria Goretti, 2
NEWS
December 11, 2006
Katie Gantz of Hagerstown, a student at Boonsboro High School, was among 72 high school students who attended Susquehanna University's 10th annual Liberal Arts Action Day on Nov. 6. Students attended workshops that aimed to expose them to the liberal arts curriculum as well as give them a broad view of the university and all of the programs that it has to offer.
EDUCATION
August 8, 2011
Imani Leann Carter received a $1,000 scholarship from the West Hagerstown Lions Club. Carter, who recently graduated from North Hagerstown High School, plans to attend the University of Maryland to major in clinical psychology with an interest in fitness sports.
OBITUARIES
October 31, 2012
Hailey Lynn Guzowski, infant, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. She was born Saturday, Oct. 27, at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Hospital. She was the daughter of Jeffrey Guzowski and Alicia (Hoffman) Guzowski. A memorial service will be Saturday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m. in Sanford, N.C.
OBITUARIES
February 20, 2013
Donald Franklin "Red" Locke, 57, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Brown Funeral Home. The service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dennis Rhoe officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.
NEWS
January 9, 2002
Letters to the Editor 1/8 HJC had other 'founders' To the editor: I would like to offer some additional information in reference to the history of "Hagerstown Community College" (formerly Hagerstown Junior College) presented within the article of The Herald-Mail "Person of the Year" award for 2001. During the mid-1940s, Washington County Sen. Allen Meyers and the "Washington County House of Delegates," namely, Myron Bloom, Harold Ankney, Robert Tenny, Henry Holzapfel III, and my father, John Newcomer Sr., worked very hard with University of Maryland, and Dr. Byrd there, to secure funding for a junior college in Hagerstown.
NEWS
By BRENDAN KIRBY | May 27, 1998
by Joe Crocetta / staff photographer see the enlargement MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Joseph Van Valen and his younger brother, David, received letters this spring coveted by thousands of high school seniors all over the country - announcements that they have been accepted to America's elite colleges. --cont from front page-- A proud achievement for any high school student, getting into the University of California at Berkeley, was especially stunning for the Van Valen brothers, who are only 14 and 13 years old. Their mother, Lauretta Carroll, said she let them apply to test the waters.
NEWS
January 22, 1998
HJC wants to drop 'Junior' By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer Hagerstown Junior College officials are considering changing the school's name to eliminate the word "junior. " The junior designation can be "somewhat demeaning," HJC Board of Trustees President Wayne Alter Jr. said Tuesday during a meeting with the Washington County Commissioners. Names being considered are Hagerstown Community College or Hagerstown College. Alter said similar colleges in the state already have eliminated junior from their names.
NEWS
February 5, 2006
Penn State Mont Alto MONT ALTO, Pa. - Dan Mroz, director of information at Penn State Mont Alto, recently earned a master's degree in business administration with a concentration in technology management from the New York Institute of Technology. Mroz, of Shippensburg, Pa., has worked at Penn State Mont Alto for two years. Five longtime employees retired in 2005: Jim Hahn retired from the office of the physical plant in December, after nearly 21 years of service.
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BUSINESS
August 25, 2013
Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, or FPU, will begin Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. at LifeHouse Church, 515 E. Wilson Blvd. in Hagerstown.  More than 2 million families have positively changed their financial future through FPU.  Updated in summer 2012, the now nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week, during which lessons are taught by Ramsey on a DVD followed by small-group discussions.
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EDUCATION
August 25, 2013
Submitted photo The Hagerstown Campus of Life Christian University held its 2013 graduation ceremony Aug. 4 at Cutting Edge Ministries, 32 East Ave. in Hagerstown, following the morning worship service. Life Christian University offers a full curriculum of Bible-related courses. Evening classes are held at 32 East Ave. in Hagerstown. For information about the college, call Shirley Evans, director, at 301-797-8533.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | August 25, 2013
A hike in tuition, some new professors, one new administrator and a new $2.2 million soccer field on the west campus will greet new and returning Shepherd University students Monday, the first day of classes of the new academic year. Valerie Owens, executive director of community relations, said in an email that the 2013-14 school year opens with 142 full-time and tenure-track faculty members, including six new positions. Also, 184 adjunct professors will teach courses this year. Enrollment figures for the new year won't be available until mid-October, Owens said.
NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | August 15, 2013
Scores of area residents flocked to the University Plaza in downtown Hagerstown on Thursday night to enjoy an evening of jazz and dance. “A Night of Jazz” was presented by the Friends of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum, the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the city. The concert featured Hagerstown's OTB Jazz Band and another group called ReFreshed Band from Princess Anne, Md. Phillip Doc Martin, a saxophonist, was also scheduled to play.
LIFESTYLE
August 9, 2013
The Rotary Club of Shepherdstown has donated $500 to the Shepherd University Financial Planning Club. The club is composed of undergraduate students enrolled in Shepherd University's Financial Planning Program. The Rotary funds will be used to help a team of students compete in a national student financial planning competition that will be held in Orlando, Fla., in September. The competition is sponsored each fall by the U.S. Financial Planning Association. Last fall, a team of Shepherd students made it all the way to the competition's final round.  Shepherd's Financial Planning program was new at the time, beginning its first full academic year.
NEWS
August 7, 2013
Friends of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum, Hagerstown-Washington County Conventions Visitors Bureau and the City of Hagerstown will present “A Night of Jazz” Thursday, Aug. 15, from 6 to 10 p.m. in University Plaza. There is no cost to attend. University Plaza at the University System of Maryland-Hagerstown is downtown at 32 W. Washington St. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs. The lineup includes Hagerstown's Off the Block, Jazz (OTB) Band and ReFreshed Band of Prince Anne, Md., opening for saxophonist Phillip Doc Martin, whose latest CD release, “Good Day at Work,” is in stores.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | August 2, 2013
A student housing unit at Kaplan University in Hagerstown had been used for anything but that for a number of years, but is now returning to its original purpose by accommodating both university students and Volvo interns, according to the president of the university's Maryland campuses. “We had a building that outlived its usefulness, or so it seemed,” Christopher Motz said recently. In the future there could be greater need for student housing, some of it for other institutions and businesses, he said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 29, 2013
A new chapter in education in Franklin County, Pa., began Monday when Winebrenner Theological Seminary officially opened its doors at the home of the former Scotland School for Veterans Children. The school begins seminary classes this fall. “The way we are going to measure our success is not by the number of graduates, not by the money (the school) generates, but is the world a better place,” said David Draper, president of Winebrenner Theological Seminary. The Ohio-based seminary is affiliated with the Church of God denomination, but recruits students from other backgrounds.
NEWS
By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | July 27, 2013
About 150 people attended Kaplan University's first Community Outreach and Public Safety Day in Hagerstown on Saturday. The event, hosted primarily on the lawns of the local Kaplan campus, featured more than a dozen area organizations, including the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Long Meadow Volunteer Fire Co. and Humane Society of Washington County, event coordinator Heather Guessford said.  “Everybody's offering a different niche of...
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | July 25, 2013
Shepherd University President Suzanne Shipley, now in her seventh year in the job, cut a ribbon on Thursday officially opening the university's new $2.5 million Martinsburg Center. About 100 peopled crowded into the lobby area for the ceremony, which marked Shipley's seventh ribbon cutting for a new Shepherd facility. The center, in Berkeley Commons at 261 Aikens Center off Edwin Miller Boulevard, occupies 16,434 square feet on the first two floors of the huge building. The university has a long-term lease for the space.
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